The City's popular Go Long Beach app has been enhanced so the
public can help the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine
(PRM) quickly locate and reduce water run-off.
"The enhancements to our Go Long Beach app will help us save water,
irrigate as efficiently as possible and maintain our parks for the
entire community to enjoy," Mayor Robert Garcia said.
The Go Long Beach app allows anybody the opportunity to access City
Hall 24/7, and quickly submit service requests for “running
water in a park,” as well as issues such as potholes and
PRM staff will respond immediately to water running onto sidewalks
or gutters, and can turn off the water and fix problems before the
next irrigation cycle. Problems such as head misdirects or breaks,
and vandalism can usually be fixed quickly. More serious main
breaks can require ordering parts and may take longer.
“While our employees constantly strive to minimize water
run-off, we need the public’s help,” said George
Chapjian, Director of Parks, Recreation and Marine. “We
encourage the community to help us save water by using the Go Long
Beach App and its new option, 'running water in a park.' ”
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine is working hard to
balance the need for safe, enjoyable parks for all residents, while
fully embracing the necessity to use water responsibly in the
current state-wide drought conditions. The Department irrigates
1,275 acres of parks and street islands; 54 percent are maintained
with reclaimed water.
LBPRM must irrigate recreational open spaces to keep them safe and
functional for residents, including many who have no backyards and
who rely on parks as places to relax and recreate. Thousands of
mature trees and dozens of sports fields also depend on irrigation
to remain viable.
The Go Long Beach app is available on
as a free download. Anybody can use the App to
select an issue, take a picture, and submit a service request. The
App determines the exact location and sends the issue to city staff
for a response. Users can also track the status of requests through
their mobile device.
Go Long Beach can also be accessed online at http://user.govoutreach.com/longbeach
PRM issues can also be reported through email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or by calling 562.570.4895, or 562.570.3101 after hours.